Immigration Policy

President Joe Biden announces asylum restrictions at the US-Mexico border in the East Room of the White House on June 4, 2024.

President Biden Has His New Asylum Ban. Does He Have the Stomach for What Comes Next? President Biden Has His New Asylum Ban. Does He Have the Stomach for What Comes Next?

Many people say they want tougher border enforcement. They don’t always like what that looks like.

Jun 7, 2024 / Jack Herrera

An asylum seeker holds her child outside her tent at the Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana on June 4, 2024.

Bashing Migrants Isn’t the Way to Win an Election Bashing Migrants Isn’t the Way to Win an Election

The Biden administration is at risk of squandering much of the moral capital it gained in early 2021 undoing Trump’s anti-immigrant policies by signing an asylum ban.

Jun 7, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Under a Second Trump Term, the DHS Will Be Even Harsher Than Before

Under a Second Trump Term, the DHS Will Be Even Harsher Than Before Under a Second Trump Term, the DHS Will Be Even Harsher Than Before

Project 2025 lays out a vision of a new immigration enforcement agency that will be more effective than ever in deporting, detaining, and denying entry to immigrants.

Jun 4, 2024 / Feature / Gaby Del Valle

Pro-DACA protest

Without Expanded DACA Protections, Undocumented Students Are Being Left Behind Without Expanded DACA Protections, Undocumented Students Are Being Left Behind

Around 80 percent of the nearly 120,000 undocumented students who graduated high school in 2023 don’t qualify for DACA.

Apr 24, 2024 / StudentNation / Lajward Zahra

Dr. Juan Romagoza at La Clinica del Pueblo in 1998.

The Brutal Cycle of US Immigration Policy The Brutal Cycle of US Immigration Policy

In Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here, Jonathan Blitzer examines how North and Central American migration moves in two directions.

Apr 16, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Gaby Del Valle

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) greets supporters at a rally featuring former US president Donald Trump on September 25, 2021, in Perry, Georgia.

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Deranged Solution to Gun Violence Is Going to Get People Killed Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Deranged Solution to Gun Violence Is Going to Get People Killed

She’s one of far too many politicians of this moment who think and speak with no regard for truth or reasonable argument.

Apr 8, 2024 / Arnold Isaacs

Supreme Court Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett talk before President Joe Biden's State of the Union address in February 2023.

Courts Clash Over Texas’s Draconian Immigration Law Courts Clash Over Texas’s Draconian Immigration Law

After a Supreme Court ruling reversed a stay on the controversial SB 4 bill, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals promptly reinstated it.

Mar 20, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Former US president Donald Trump stands on stage during a campaign event on January 27, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nev., ahead of the state's Republican presidential caucuses.

The True Threat of Donald Trump’s “Bloodbath” Speech The True Threat of Donald Trump’s “Bloodbath” Speech

Deplatforming the former president hasn’t worked, so America needs to rediscover his depravity.

Mar 18, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Alabama Senator Katie Britt in a kitchen

Senator Katie Britt: A Star Is Not Born Senator Katie Britt: A Star Is Not Born

The Alabaman’s disastrous debut was so weird even Scarlett Johansson—who’s played everything from a man-eating alien to Black Widow to Maggie the Cat—couldn’t do it justice.

Mar 11, 2024 / Jeet Heer

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress on March 7, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

Let the Presidential Election Mudslinging Begin! Let the Presidential Election Mudslinging Begin!

Trashing Donald Trump can’t be Joe Biden’s whole reelection message. But it’s a good start.

Mar 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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